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Northern German Union Conference Votes To Ordain Women Pastors

On April 23, 2012, the Northern German Union Conference, which is within the Euro-Africa Division, voted (160-47) to “ordain female pastors within the NDV [Union] equally to their male colleagues.” This historic vote is particularly significant as a action of the union constituency and not just the executive committee. They have actually amended their constitution [...]

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All SECC Pastors Receive Ordained Minister Credentials

This week the non-intern pastors of the Southeastern California Conference received their new credentials in the wake of the SECC action on March 22. These pastors, both men and women, now have ordained minister credentials. This was the campaign objective of ONE in Christ: Ordain Now Equally when it launched on January 1, 2012. To [...]

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Southern Union Conference Defers to the General Conference on Women in Ministry

Apparently with little or no discussion, the Southern Union Conference Executive Committee on March 29,2012 took the following action, which followed two whereas statements, on a recommendation by twelve conference presidents and two college presidents:

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Potomac Conference Votes To Consider the Ordination of Women Pastors

On March 27, 2012, the Potomac Conference voted unanimously “to request the Potomac Conference Standing Articles & Bylaws committee to begin a review process of its bylaws that would enable us to ordain women.”

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SECC Votes To Ordain Pastors without Regard to Gender

On March 22, 2012, the Southeastern California Conference Executive Committee voted to ordain all its pastors without regard to gender. In particular, the SECC will immediately remove the term “commissioned” from the “ordained-commissioned” ministerial credentials currently given to all its female and male pastors.

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Columbia Union Conference Asks NAD for Permission To Ordain Women Ministers

On March 18, 2012, the Columbia Union Conference Executive Committee took the following action concerning women in ministry.

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Pacific Union Conference Takes Preliminary Action on Ordination of Pastors Without Regard to Gender

Today, March 15, 2012, the Pacific Union Conference Executive Committee took up the issue of the ordination of pastors without regard to gender.

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Mid-America Union Conference Votes To Support the Ordination of Women Pastors

One of the local conference presidents in the Mid-America Union Conference reported this evening the following: “The Union Executive Committee voted this morning to support the ordination of women in this Union. This is not a vote of authorization to ordain, but a statement of intent for direction the church needs to take.”

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Southeastern California Conference Response to Doug Batchelor’s Presentation on Women in Ministry

On March 25, 2010, the SECC Executive Committee voted this very well crafted response to a reactionary presentation that Doug Batchelor made on February 6, 2010.

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Leaders Respond to the GC/NAD Conflict Over Equality for Adventist Women

Spectrum posted this piece on its blog on February 14, 2012. Two members of the ONE in Christ action committee were invited to contribute their views.

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